Saturday, January 26, 2013
"Another "Peggy Pronouncement"! Where does she come up with such things? Give me a reason that blouse buttonholes must be vertical. It is probably something she learned in the "industry" and industry does it that way because it costs them money to have to change the set up on the machine that does the buttonholes, so all blouse buttonholes have to be made the same way. Or maybe they can save an eighth of an inch of fabric. Who knows? Just make your buttonholes the way you want to and if we encounter Miss Sagers and she sneers at your buttonholes, I'll climb up on my chair and punch her in the nose for you. But, you'll have to hold her arms down so she doesn't put her hand on my head and stand out of the way of my swings!"
Phylly is right, of course, about Peggy being thoroughly brainwashed by "industry standards". She used to work in "the industry", and we aren't sure if that was a factory in a communist country or JC Penney's or what? Wherever it was, they must have threatened enhanced interrogation techniques if she didn't play along.
In my opinion, Industry's number ONE standard is to make the garment for the LEAST amount of money while using the LEAST amount of time, manpower, equipment and supplies.
I look at some of the "clothes" the teens wear these days, and they look like rags I would use to clean my house with! Speaking of rags, check out this post from last year: (You will have to scroll down in the post a bit to find the "rag" conversation and pictures.)